5 Things to do in Naples, According to Neapolitans
While we know there are plenty of articles recommending the "best things to do in Naples" on the internet, we at Talia di Napoli have found that these articles essentially all say the same exact thing.
Since our company is half based in Naples and our CEO is Neapolitan, we figured we would offer a few suggestions that are a little less typical for a truly Neapolitan experience.
1. Eat Sfogliatelle at Sfogliatelle Calde Attanasio
Yes, flaky delicious sfogliatelle pastries are common in Naples, but take it from a local. This spot has the absolute best ones and it's conveniently located right next to the train in the city center!
Address: Vico Ferrovia, 1-2-3-4, 80142 Napoli NA, Italy
2. Eat ANY Gelato
While this might seem like a weird recommendation, it's true! Because of the high quality of Neapolitan ingredients, especially dairy and produce, chances are you are going to get the best gelato anywhere you go in Naples. While some stands may have wider flavor selections than others, you're more than likely going to have a great experience either way. So don't try to plan around specific places and play it by ear! As for flavors, we recommend the melon sorbetto, the pistachio gelato, and almond gelato!
3. Pay it Forward (and drink an espresso)
If you're looking to do something truly Neapolitan, partake in a social movement originating in Naples to take care of the poorer members of the community. The tradition is called caffe sospeso, and essentially is anonymously buying a coffee in advance for a person in need.
So go to a Neapolitan cafe, enjoy a delicious espresso, and help a Neapolitan all in one!
4. Look for Diego Maradona (and visit Largo Maradona)
See how many paintings, posters, t-shirts, and menu items feature Maradona and end your treasure hunt in Largo Maradona. And if you decide to buy a piece of Maradona apparel, wear it proudly as the Neapolitans do!
5. Walk Along the Waterfront and Catch Views of the Castel dell'Ovo and Vesuvio
While this suggestion may come up on more of the generic recommendations of things to do in Naples, it is still a wonderful one. Walking along the seaside allows you to see the entire Neapolitan region, including the active volcano, Vesuvio (or Mt. Vesuvius, to Americans), and the Castel dell'Ovo.